Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Redneckwine:
3.79/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle right out of the fridge.
Appearance - Crystal clear light amber, one finger of head quickly dissipates into a thin whisp of foam. Looks pretty inviting.
Smell/Taste - Not getting big aromas off of this, but definitely a subtle biscuity, yeasty, bready sweet maltiness. Taste follows the nose in a much bigger way up front and includes a nice but also subtle hit of hops, dry. The follow through continues with a very good balance between biscuit-maltiness and just enough hop bite to balance. I'm noticing and enjoying the flavor more as the beer warms slightly.
Mouthfeel - Lively carbonation, I probably should have poured a bit harder. Light/Medium mouthfeel and finishes nice and dry, makes me want to take another sip. Smooth.
Overall - This is just a quality beer that's chief strength is it's great balance and drinkability. There is nothing mind-blowing, complex, or strong about it, but that's not what this beer is about. Even my girlfriend who prefers bitch beer (no offense, that's what I've always called it, is that allowed here?) can handle a Fat Tire. Little does she know she's being slowly converted...muahahaha!
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2013 02:37:04 | More by Redneckwine
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